On my design wall (floor in this case) for Monday is the Dear Jane quilt “Insanity Revisited” all four of the borders are sewed on now I need to decide on what color the scallops will be – the butter cream or the red. Go on over to Judy’s page Patchwork Times to see what everyone else has going for Design Wall Monday.
The quilt as it is now:
With butter cream scallops and red binding. The scallops will only be about 3 inches deep so it will be closer to the red area in the triangles than it looks:
With red scallops and cream binding:
Right now I am leaning towards the butter cream scallops and the red binding – any opinions? I will wait a day or two before I cut the next strips on which the scallops will be cut after it is quilted. I will mark the scallops with either chalk (on the red) or pencil on the cream.
Now on to the room. I am placing finished quilts and tops to be quilted on the shelf underneath, below the shelf are project boxes. In the far corner I have a little easel that holds a 12 inch sandpaper board with felt to hold blocks to look at before sewing and while sewing to make sure arrangement is right. The small ironing board and a 16 1/2 inch ruler slide in next to the wall.
Above the table by the thread cabinet, I rearranged and put some of the red and green fabrics that I am using in the applique project in the yellow canvas box – there was room for some of the books up there (I do have a book end holding one end in for when I take the box down)
Above the quilting frame – fabric off of the bolts and folded. Blue canvas box has 2 kits that need to be made, the pink has salvage edges, the dark blue has patterns. Room on the top shelf for a little more books if I want. I have a lot of books out from under the frame but still have some down there. All the photos are now on the wall:
The corner that is cut out of the above picture – the bowls have things like binding clips, t-pins and the top one has an assortment of thimbles.
Under the quilting frame – yes still a lot of stuff but believe it or not it is organized the small red bag way in the corner area is the Featherweight bag, my smaller quilt hoop, the big red bag is full of scrap batting, the light box on edge next to it, the book shelf still with too much stuff, but no where else to put it for now, the flowered bag has the Janome, the green tote has yarn and a partially made afghan.
Nothing changed on this wall for now. I might take the florescent light down that is under that shelf. I have an Ott light clamped on that one cabinet and I can turn it to face the sewing machine if needed or hook it to the SewEzi table if needed. On the other table is another Ott light that folds down. I will leave the florescent light for now until I know for sure if I need it or not.
Overall view – hard to get it all in. The box on the floor has presents in it that I still need to wrap – I’m kind of poky on that! I have been asked how did I make the Stain Glass Dragon wall hanging – you can see at this link.
I am getting caught up pretty good! Now I guess I better go make some Christmas cookies – continue to think about the scallop edge color and read a book. Soon enough to get things messy again with the design wall out and getting the Star Crazy quilt put together. In the meantime I will get back to quilting this big quilt again.